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Sultans of String wi Élage Diouf & DK Ibomeka - Junofest Toronto Mar 26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Genre bending supergroup & 2010 JUNO nominees, Sultans of String to perform at JUNOFest
also featuring Élage Diouf & DK Ibomeka
Saturday, March 26, 8:30pm
Hugh's Room - Toronto
Presented by Sirius Satellite Radio


[Toronto ON]  Hugh’s Room is proud to showcase genre bending string supergroup and 2010 JUNO Nominees, Sultans of String, on March 26, as part JUNOFest's 2-night extravaganza.

“Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” include 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (Pavlo); duelling guitar czars Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook, guested on tour The Chieftains) & Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels);  bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk, Amanda Martinez), and the jaw dropping talent of Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon (Alex Cuba)! 

Seamlessly traversing diverse themes of heart, place and tradition, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound

Since their formation only 4 years ago, Sultans of String have been riding a wave of success, from their debut CD "Luna", and 2nd offering, "Yalla Yalla", both hitting # 1 on world/international music charts in Canada, to their triple 2009 CFMA nomination, winning Instrumental Group of the Year. 

In the past year alone, they've acquired a JUNO nomination, U.S. representation from acclaimed promoter David Wilkes (Nikki Yanofsky, Jesse Cook, Bela Fleck), and booking representation in Australia.  They also garnered a 2010
CMW Indies nomination and took home 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries). They just got word that they're 2x Nominees for the International Independent Music Awards (World Beat/Instrumental)... exciting times for the band!

Canada is a real meeting places of styles and musical influences from around the world” says bandleader/fiddler McKhool.  “At the same time, as a band we try to tell uniquely Canadian stories, putting forth our vision of the world as one family.”  Chris’ paternal Makhoul grandparents immigrated to Canada from Lebanon in the early 1900s, and his Egyptian-born mother, an accomplished pianist, also has paternal Lebanese ancestry.  “Growing up, I was taught the values of tolerance, respect for all
peoples and celebration of culture.” McKhool’s unbridled passion for exploring the rhythms and melodies has led him to the far corners of the world, incorporating instruments and styles everywhere he went.

Sultans of String with Élage Diouf & DK Ibomeka
at JUNOFest
Saturday, March 26, 8:30pm
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Presented by Sirius Satellite Radio
• $17.50 advance / $20 
• 416-531-6604  www.hughsroom.com

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